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Old 07-22-2013, 07:31 AM
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Vinyl wrapping

Just bought some vinyl wrap and started playing around with ideas for the bike. Here's what I've done so far. The cool thing is I have enough to redo the entire bike a couple of time. I'm thinking maybe a flame scheme next?
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:40 AM
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Looks pretty good. I really like the carbon wrap on the seat cowl.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:43 AM
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I was initially trying to cover the entire bike, but some of the complex curves were too difficult, so I just made sure I covered any of the scratches and dings that I've repaired. Not too bad for a first attempt.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:29 PM
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Yeah cool. Whered you get that stuff? Cowl and area over headlight look great. I'd like to wrap my front fender and pipes
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:47 PM
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That is very cool. I always wondered how that stuff worked. Is it like shrink wrap? You heat it up to apply?

Yeah, how do you buy the stuff and maybe a short description of how you applied it if you could.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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I got it from EyeconApparel. I did my exhaust cans in the carbon fiber and so far it's stayed on well. There's a small bubble around a couple of the rivets, but it looks better than it did.

It has an adhesive backing, and can shrink or stretch with heat. I wrapped my helmet in that carbon fiber too, took hours, but it didn't turn out too bad. I'm getting better with it, did a little different design on the left side of the tank. I'm going to try to wrap the whole tank soon, wish me luck.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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Here's the helmet pic.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by dwade71 View Post
I got it from EyeconApparel. I did my exhaust cans in the carbon fiber and so far it's stayed on well. There's a small bubble around a couple of the rivets, but it looks better than it did.

It has an adhesive backing, and can shrink or stretch with heat. I wrapped my helmet in that carbon fiber too, took hours, but it didn't turn out too bad. I'm getting better with it, did a little different design on the left side of the tank. I'm going to try to wrap the whole tank soon, wish me luck.
Thanks! How does the material look in person?
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:04 AM
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I'd be really interested in seeing the exhaust wrapped!
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:22 PM
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That looks so awesome. How much mater did you buy? Im guessing that the whole bike can be done in less than 20 feet if your good and use scraps to do smaller parts you could probs get away with 15 foot... right?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:13 AM
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I'll take pics of the exhaust tonight. It's not bad at all, that's after a few hundred miles of riding too. As far as the length of material, I bought a 5x10 piece of the carbon fiber and a 5x10 of the blue. I still have over half of that left. The best part is when I get tired of the design, I can change the whole thing up again.
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Dwade, you started with a yellow bike then cut strips of the blue? Is the bike too curved to do the whole thing?
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Dwade, you started with a yellow bike then cut strips of the blue? Is the bike too curved to do the whole thing?
It's possible to do the whole thing. I had probably 3/4s of each peace done at some point and ran into an issue of too much vinyl bunched up in areas. I've gotten a lot better at doing it, so I'll attempt to do the whole bike again one day soon.

Yeah, the bike was yellow, then I took the vinyl and then just randomly came up with that design.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:56 AM
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I always wanted to do a bike entirely chrome.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
I always wanted to do a bike entirely chrome.
A preacher in the south has a chrome Hog. Everything but the tires
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nice man also did the middle piece of the front headlight
its like a spoon firestorm like the civics on gran turismo with black of carbon hoods,
also did the rear piece of my fender

i tried to wrap my gsxr srad but it had way to complex curves and it got stuck together etc. small pieces are just easiest

do you use 3M di noc ? it has a 3D effect it feels like carbon but is quite exspensive
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My brother owns a graphics and vinyl shop. This winter my Hawk will be dismantled and we're creating a DC vs Marvel wrap and probably powder coating the wheels.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:11 PM
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The carbon fiber I used was something new called 4d. I did the rear fairing and tank this weekend. Cut out a spot where they were going together, trying to do it all in one piece. I'll order some more in a couple of weeks and attempt the tank again. I'm putting a new tank pad on there, so I just placed a piece of the carbon fiber on the tank for fitting purposes. It looks a little better now than in this photo.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:14 PM
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I love that blue!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ChikinLady1011 View Post
My brother owns a graphics and vinyl shop. This winter my Hawk will be dismantled and we're creating a DC vs Marvel wrap and probably powder coating the wheels.
Really? Now that should look sweet!
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:51 PM
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Thanks, the blue does look really good. It has a brushed aluminum look to it.
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